Byte Dance with Cheese Grater
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Thomas Brodhead – American, born 1968 – Byte Dance with Cheese Grater –2022 – oil on canvas – 28" x 22" x 1.5" (71.12cm x 55.88cm x 3.81cm)
An aspiring TikTok star performs an interpretive dance on the proper use of cheese graters, hoping to gain an audience in the unending maelstrom of the attention economy. Will viewers convert to followers after their initial edification? Or will they lampoon the creator’s efforts in a series of brutal tweets on a rival microblog? Only time will tell if the video and its creator go viral, or if they merely achieve a fungal status in yet another app of digital crack.